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The MM program in composition focuses on the development of skills necessary to pursue a career in music composition. Student composers learn through experiential opportunities, including composing for instrumental and vocal colleagues in a variety of genres, leading to performances of their works in venues on campus and off. Project-based experiences including working with the Visiting Quartet Residency program, creating new works for student string quartets while coaching this repertoire with guest artists. Collaboration with music scholars, theorists, performers, educators and other composers under the guidance of renowned composition faculty provide students with a broad and well-rounded foundation for advanced careers in music.
Music Composition, MM
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Spring 2019: October 1, 2018
Fall 2019: December 1, 2018
Checksheets break down the course requirements for each degree program.
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.
Teaching assistantships are offered to graduate students who convey exceptional ability. Learn more about TA benefits, eligibility and application procedures.
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